The UMKC Environmental Health and Safety department is seeking an experienced Health Physicist to function as the Radiation Safety Officer. Successful candidates will be responsive, team-oriented problem solvers, known for their flexibility and adaptability, as well as their desire to learn. Serving as UMKC's Radiation Safety Officer under a Limited Scope License issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will ensure the safe and responsible handling of radioactive materials and radiation producing devices at UMKC through leadership, collaboration, and technical expertise. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Lead UMKC's radiation safety program through strong, collaborative interactions with the Radiation Safety Committee, Authorized Users, other Principal Investigators, postdocs, laboratory staff, and students.
Serve as a member of the UMKC Radiation Safety Committee and review research protocols as required.
Ensure institutional compliance with applicable regulations, guidelines, and policies.
Develop and implement evidence-based policies and best practices to limit or prevent exposure to radiation and radioactive materials and to ensure the security of all licensed materials.
Inspect laboratories and other locations where radiological hazards may be present. Identify, document, and communicate deficiencies and provide assistance to ensure identified deficiencies are corrected.
Conduct post-incident investigations, communicate with the appropriate regulatory agency as required by law, formulate appropriate corrective actions, and assist in their successful implementation.
Promote teamwork within the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and assist in other program areas as needed.
A Bachelor's degree in related/ relevant area and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Four to five years' experience in radiation safety at a Broad Scope License facility.
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent training and experience in physical, chemical, biological sciences, or engineering
Training and experience commensurate with the scope of proposed activities. Training should include the following subjects:
Radiation Protection Principles
Characteristics of Ionizing Radiation
Units of Radiation Dose and Quantities
Radiation Detection Instrumentation
Biological Hazards of Exposure to Radiation (appropriate to types and forms of byproduct material to be used)
NRC Regulatory Requirements and Standards
Hands-on use of radioactive materials.
Full Time/Part Time
$47,476 to $49,209
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
December 16, 2018
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